Warbler Weekend Fall 2022

Asheville, NC, USA

VB
143 reviews
Sep 16 - 19, 2022
Group size: 5 - 8
Warbler Weekend Fall 2022
Asheville, NC, USA

143 reviews

$NaN
Sep 16 - 19, 2022
Group size: 5 - 8

About this trip

The mountains of North Carolina are magical in the fall. September is a perfect month to visit to see migration in full swing. Warblers and other migrants gather in the mountains in mass to fuel up for their long trip south. Mid-September is peak time to witness this grand spectacle of migration. We hope to see 23-26 species of warblers and many other migrants, such as flycatchers, tanagers, Grosbeaks, and Shorebirds. We will arrive in Asheville on the 16th of September and plan to birds all day the 17th and 18th. 

We will visit a multitude of habitats this weekend. One morning we will head up to the Blue Ridge Parkway and bird the now famous Ridge Junction overlook. This overlook has been awesome in recent years for warblers, Tanagers, Grosbeaks, and many other migrating species. Once the morning slows down, we will head to the Mills River Overlook to join the Pisgah Hawk watch for the afternoon. The spectacle of Raptor migration is best viewed from this vantage point with 360-degree views. The evening will be spent at a nice local brewery for dinner and a beer.

The next morning, we will head to Jackson Park in Henderson County. This large municipal park is arguably one of the best spots for migrating fall warblers in the state. It has boasted one day totals of warblers in the mid 20’s., with Connecticut, Wilson’s, Nashville, and many others being possible. Walking around this 220-acre park always turns up something special. In the afternoon we will visit the Mills River area to see if there are any shorebirds passing through. The Sod farms in the area have been very productive, especially after rainfall. Dinner this evening will be at another local restaurant in Asheville. 

The morning of the 19th we will bird at the local Audubon Sanctuary for a couple hours after breakfast. We will part ways before lunch around 11. This weekend is sure to have many great encounters with migrating birds of many families. We expect to see around 100-110 species for the weekend. Please join us for our first Fall warbler weekend.

What’s included

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Ground transportation
  • Guide services
  • Airfare
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Laundry
  • Gratuities
  • Items of personal nature

Available Packages

Double Occupancy
Available until August 16, 20226 left

Room-sharing

$1,375
Deposit: $300
Single Traveler
Available until August 16, 20226 left

For those wanting their own room

$1,725
Deposit: $300

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Ventures Birding Tours
143 reviews
Small travel company based in Asheville, NC, specializing in birding & nature tours both locally & worldwide.

Reviews

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By Marilyn K for A Virtual Tour of England on 02 Dec, 2021
Great trip! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and organized. He had a plan for each day and stuck to it. He kept us informed of where we were going, what to expect and what to look for. I certainly appreciated that he was a safe driver. Accommodations were very nice and very clean, big points there. Wonderful group of interesting travel mates and I hope to see them again on other trips!
By susan m for Kansas - Open Country Specialties on 20 Nov, 2021
PB
Another great trip with Ventures. Simon is so knowledgeable and friendly, he brings out the best in the guests and is a genius at finding the birds. Looking forward to my next trip.
By Peggy B for St. Augustine: Birds & History on 19 Nov, 2021
I would highly recommend to any beginning birder. Vicky did great job covering so many aspects of the hobby utilizing books and charts and printed materials. We had a great morning learning how to spot, identify and record birds. Vicky's knowledge and experience was extensive and extremely helpful. I tried to take good notes, but there was a lot of information. I came away very enthused, with concrete ideas of how to progress in the hobby.
By Cameron W for Beginning Birding Workshop 2021 on 17 Nov, 2021
So much fun to see how beautiful Kansas can be in the fall. We drove on secondary roads through small towns and spectacular scenery. We learned that Kansas is not flat. Nothing like seeing thousands of sandhill cranes circling around the water at sunset! Well planned trip; good food and great birds.
By barbara r for Kansas - Open Country Specialties on 14 Nov, 2021
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